One of the reasons I’m spotlighting Giannis Antetokounmpo is because I love his game, view him as a poor man’s Kawhi Leonard, and have visions of him blossoming this year if Jason Kidd stops doing his best Larry Drew impersonation.
Although he’s starting to fill the stat sheet with regularity, he’s still a highlight waiting to happen and we can’t overlook his overall entertainment value. Case in point: The play last weekend where he covered half the court in one move against the Pistons. Was it a walk? Probably. Did it look badass? You bet your Mokeski it did.
But the real reason is for the betterment of humanity and Giannis himself. Has there ever been an athlete’s name that was more difficult to pronounce? It’s so bad that he was smacked with a nickname (The Alphabet) the second he was drafted because people were too lazy to look up how to say his name.
Even after a whole year in the league no one knows how to say it, players, coaches and announcers included.
So here it is:
You can also hear Antetokounmpo say it the right way, and his teammates say it the wrong way, in this hilarious video.
Never say it wrong again. Especially if you ask someone in your league to trade him to you in person or on the phone.
Here’s some more wing-a-ding-dings:Please, blog, may I have some more?